An exciting temporary opportunity has arisen to deliver on the communications needs of the SMP and direct an essential leading voice in the Scottish international development sector. The post-holder will help to deliver high quality communications in support of key events as well as continuing to respond to and communicate with the SMP’s membership and other target audiences. This role requires a highly motivated, energetic, quick, adaptable and productive individual who has the experience and ability to work for a fast-paced organisation with a degree of autonomy where necessary, who is resourceful and is keen to contribute to the life and work of a busy team that is both strategic and opportunistically responsive to its members’ needs.
The Health and Wellbeing worker will be based at The Marie Trust day centre. The role will involve increasing awareness of health and wellbeing issues and look at ways to tackling health inequalities for homeless people and vulnerable people with complex needs. The post will involve promoting health knowledge through a variety of activities including facilitating group work, workshops, 1 : 1 support and case work.
The MOT Program aim is to prevent homelessness and supports individuals to sustain tenancies, exit homelessness and to re-engage in communities through the use of a social prescribing model which recognises that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. Social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. We also aim to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
This is a key role for our organisation, supporting the parent /carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The service may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. The role involves telephone and email communication and may also involve contacting professionals on behalf of families. This post may very occasionally require weekend and/or evening work and very occasionally working elsewhere.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to complement the work of our support teams by ensuring the security of the building through observation and checks, maintaining health, safety and hygiene standards and following procedures such as for financial transactions, admissions and leavers, housing benefit, incident reports and building repairs reports.
You should have sound literacy and numeracy skills and experience of dealing with challenging behaviour. Other essentials include: experience of team working; good verbal communication; the ability to interact with people in an appropriate and positive way; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
The post will involve three rota shifts per week.
Typical shift patterns: 07:45-15:15 and 14:45-22:15.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we’ll offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As our new Senior Community Fundraiser, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.
As one of two Senior posts in the community fundraising team, this role is integral to the implementation of our five year Joy of Giving strategy. Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, the role supports a team of Community Fundraiser’s across the South of Scotland to achieve our ambitious income targets.
You will be an excellent relationship builder with highly developed communication skills who has significant community fundraising experience and knowledge of the processes involved in the successful delivery and follow-up of community fundraising activity.
You will be driven and self-motivated, comfortable making decisions within the agree delegation levels. You will also have experience of managing volunteers within a volunteer-supported community fundraising environment, and a high level of knowledge of the voluntary sector within Scotland.
· Relationship management and income generation within a specific patch
Inputs into community fundraising strategy and budget development
Leading and coaching peers across the South of Scotland ensuring strategy implementation and income generation
Volunteer recruitment and relationship management
Ensures effective use of resources across the South of Scotland
Line management of Community Fundraising Assistant for the South of Scotland
Represents the Community Fundraising Team both internally and externally
Deputises for the Community Fundraising Development Manager as required
Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) are looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to lead our volunteer home support service in east and central Scotland. This an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new and innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical and sibling support. Volunteers help out at home, giving parents time to be parents and to focus on their families as well as having some valuable time to themselves.
“Our volunteer, Susie, comes to our house regularly – and for me it’s the small things that she does that mean so much. The [volunteer home support] service really adds to my son’s quality of life. It has really removed some of the stress and guilt that I have felt in not always being able to be there” (a parent who is supported by the service).
Based at Rachel House hospice in Kinross, you’ll be responsible for managing around 25 matches. If you have experience of service development and volunteer management and are excited by the prospect of improving the quality of life for families supporting a child with a life-shortening condition, we’d love to hear from you.
At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Volunteer Home Support Lead, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Glasgow Women’s Aid provides information, support and temporary accommodation for women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. We have refuge accommodation, follow on services and outreach services both for women and children across Glasgow. We are expanding our services and have a number of exciting opportunities to join our team. We are looking for experienced women who have the innovation and passion to drive our services forward.
Our Children and Young People team provide vital support to children dealing with the trauma of domestic abuse and leaving their home. They ensure that children are given a service which is driven by them and meets their needs. Our service includes 1-1 therapeutic support, therapeutic focused group work and free play sessions. You will also provide support as children move on from refuge. An important part of this role will be the development and delivery of innovative and creative groupwork. It is essential that you have experience of providing 1-1 support and groupwork for children who have experienced gender based violence, along with experience of carrying out Risk Assessments and support planning. You must have a relevant qualification for working with children and young people such as SVQ Level 3 Social Service (Children and Young People).
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and caring person to develop and run our Outreach work throughout Edinburgh. One element offers one to one person centred learning sessions for older people who are struggling with any digital equipment. The sessions are based in our office at Nicolson street. The second element is dealing with the ‘Moose in the Hoose’, a project that provides IT learning and support to residents currently in five care homes in Edinburgh while the third aspect is various outreach work in the community from scam workshops to our funded Work.Wise.Women courses. We already have dedicated enthusiastic trained volunteers to work with older people and care home residents, in the office and within other outreach projects.
We are seeking an Administrator to support the work of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
In this exciting and diverse role, you will be supporting with wider staff team at SYP. This role will be the first point of contact within our office for visitors, guests and members whilst carrying out a wide range of tasks that support the operations of SYP. We are looking for an
To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate that you are an individual with exceptional organisation and interpersonal skills, with an eye for detail.